|Foreign health experts train Vietnamese doctors to do endoscopic ultrasounds at the Hightech and Digestive Centre in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Ngọc|
HÀ NỘI — Japanese health experts are training around 100 doctors from Hà Nội and the neighbouring provinces to perform endoscopic ultrasounds (EUS) at the Hightech and Digestive Centre in Hà Nội.
“The training course will mark a new start for international training programmes in the city in the coming years,” Trần Thị Nhị Hà, deputy director of the city’s health department, said.
“It will contribute towards strengthening our professionals’ technological skills and improve investigations and the quality of treatment.”
Hà said the programme would help reduce the crowd in hospitals in Hà Nội and the neighbouring areas, while meeting people’s increasing demands for high-quality services and minimising the number of patients going abroad for cancer treatment.
The two-day programme will train participants to use EUS and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques for examination of the digestive system and detection of illnesses, especially of early-stage rectal cancer.
The Saint Paul Hospital and Asian EUS Group have organised the session, which is the first training course being held at the centre, which opened last month. It will continue to organise training workshops for the city’s doctors. — VNS